Wanted: Your stories of survival

Print Article

Your face and your story may help save a life.

Roughly 12 percent of women (1 in 8) in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer. In 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed, along with 61,000 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer.

Early diagnosis is critical for survival. The numbers donít lie.

Approximately 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year. Death rates from breast cancer have been dropping since about 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of finding breast cancer earlier through screening and increased awareness, as well as better treatments.

For our annual Breast Cancer Awareness series in October, The Press is requesting that local breast cancer survivors tell their own story in 400 words or less. Weíll publish as many stories with a photograph as possible.

These breast cancer survivor stories will raise awareness of the disease and hopefully inspire everyone. If only one person is saved because they decide to get a lump checked out or they schedule a mammogram because itís been a while, this effort will be deemed a success.

So spread the word ó The Press wants to share your personal story of survival.

Please submit your story to mstewart@cdapress.com or call Marc Stewart at (208) 664-8176 ext. 2011.

Did you know?

There are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.

Print Article

Read More Local News

FALL and RISE

September 22, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press By BRIAN WALKER Staff Writer COEUR d'ALENE ó The North Idaho College men's basketball team has added a life-threatening scenario to its bond-building playbook. Today marks the one-year anniversa...

Comments

Read More

Man sentenced in toddler death

September 22, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press COEUR díALENE ó Two days after a plea for his acquittal and new trial were thrown out by a Coeur díAlene judge, Joseph J. Davis was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for killing 17-month-old Ma...

Comments

Read More

Taken by force or fear

September 22, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press COEUR díALENE ó The person who robbed Jordanís Grocery Wednesday in Coeur díAlene may have used an air gun, but police are not certain of that yet. Neighbors, however, are sure of one thing. ďItís ...

Comments

Read More

Yates makes case for No. 2 position

September 22, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Itís certainly fair to ask Steve Yates why heís running to be lieutenant governor of Idaho. This is a gentleman who already has worked within the highest levels of the federal government ó he was a ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2017 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X